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Sri Lanka series gives players opportunity to reflect that not all wickets will be flat: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Sri Lanka series gives players opportunity to reflect that not all wickets will be flat: Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: Rahul Dravid believes that the new crop of Indian batsmen will learn with experience that "not all wickets will be flat" and they need to develop the art of scrapping it out on low-scoring tracks like the ones on offer during the last two T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka. India lost the three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka 1-2 on Thursday, playing without nine of their first team players due to COVID-19 related isolation. Rookies Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Nitish Rana along with Sanju Samson literally struggled against a quality spin bowling attack led by leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. Asked if he was disappointed in the manner the younger players were found wanting against Hasaranga and company, Dravid replied in the negative. "I am not disappoint...
krishnappa gowtham:  India vs Sri Lanka: Rahul Dravid is always just one call away when we need help, says Krishnappa Gowtham | Cricket News – Times of India
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krishnappa gowtham: India vs Sri Lanka: Rahul Dravid is always just one call away when we need help, says Krishnappa Gowtham | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: While one Indian cricket team is in England, preparing for the 5 Test vs the English, another Indian cricket team will take on Sri Lanka from July 18 in a 3 ODI and 3 T20I limited overs series. The Shikhar Dhawan-led side has a mix of young and experienced players who will be kicking off the series under 'coach' Rahul Dravid. India all-rounder Krishnappa Gowtham, who is one of the six uncapped players in the team, is excited about his reunion with Dravid. Gowtham has already played under Dravid's tutelage in the India A team and has picked the legendary batsman's brain during camps at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. "Rahul sir (Dravid) was my India A coach. I am excited to play under him again. During my India A days, whenever I was in doubt, I used to walk u...
Harleen Kaur Deol’s effort reminded me of Jonty Rhodes: Coach Suman Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India
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Harleen Kaur Deol’s effort reminded me of Jonty Rhodes: Coach Suman Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Indian cricketer Harleen Kaur Deol pulled off a spectacular catch in the rain-hit first T20I, which England won by 18 runs on Friday. Her brilliant effort drew praise from all quarters, including from former India fielding coach Suman Sharma. A fantastic piece of fielding 👏 We finish our innings on 177/7Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/oG3JwmemFp… https://t.co/xG1LdUV50a— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1625858547000Harleen, before making her India debut, had trained under the tutelage of Suman at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru. It was the year 2015 when Harleen went to NCA and trained under Suman. Just like every budding cricketer Harleen, along with Jemimah Rodrigues, went to Suman and asked 'how can I become the world's best fielder?'. To this, Suman...
Shubman Gill’s stress fracture in shin could take minimum two months to heal | Cricket News – Times of India
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Shubman Gill’s stress fracture in shin could take minimum two months to heal | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: India opener batsman Shubman Gill has sustained a serious shin injury which could keep him out of action for at least two months, a BCCI source told PTI on Thursday. It is all but certain that Gill is unlikely to feature in the upcoming five-Test series against England starting in Nottingham from August 4. "Shubman has sustained a shin stress fracture, which will keep him out of action for minimum two months, which effectively rules him out of the first three Tests against England in August," the source said on conditions of anonymity. "It will be a race against time to get him fit for the final two Test matches in September after completing rehabilitation," he added. It is understood that the shin injury got aggravated during the recently-concluded World Test Championship final...
BCCI should focus on domestic cricket too: Dilip Vengsarkar | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI should focus on domestic cricket too: Dilip Vengsarkar | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar has joined a growing list of people who feel that the BCCI isn't bothered about looking after the domestic cricketers, preferring to retain its focus on its multi-million dollar baby, the IPL, all the time. "What is the road map for the domestic cricketers that the Board has in mind? Due to the pandemic, many talented hopefuls have been denied the opportunity to showcase their talent and stake a claim in the national team. The BCCI must keep the second string ready in case of injuries or lack of form of established players," Vengsarkar, a former chief selector, told TOI on Thursday. The 116-Test veteran backed India's discarded pacer Jaydev Unadkat's suggestion that the top 30 cricketers of a state should have a contract with the state assoc...
Rahul Dravid to coach Indian team on Sri Lanka tour: Report | Cricket News – Times of India
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Rahul Dravid to coach Indian team on Sri Lanka tour: Report | Cricket News – Times of India

Former India skipper and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian limited-overs team that will play a six-game series against Sri Lanka in July. This will be his second stint with the Indian team after working with the boys as batting consultant during the England tour in 2014.NEW DELHI: Former India skipper and current National Cricket Academy (NCA) head Rahul Dravid will coach the Indian limited-overs team that will play a six-game series against Sri Lanka in July. This will be his second stint with the Indian team after working with the boys as batting consultant during the England tour in 2014. Speaking to ANI, a BCCI official in the know of developments confirmed that the NCA head would be leading the team as the trio of Ravi Shastri, Bharat Ar...
SS Das named Indian women’s team batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India
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SS Das named Indian women’s team batting coach | Cricket News – Times of India

Das has honed his skills as a batting coach at the National Cricket Academy under Dravid's guidance. (TOI Photo)NEW DELHI: Gutsy former India opener Shiv Sunder Das has been appointed the batting coach of the Indian women's team for the tour of England and he is looking forward to using his coaching stint at NCA to guide the youngsters during the trip. Das, who has played 23 Tests between 2000-02, has a decent average of near 35 with more than 1300 runs, including two hundreds and nine half centuries. "It will be a good experience and I am looking forward to it," the 43-year-old former Odisha skipper told PTI on his appointment. He has honed his skills as a batting coach at the National Cricket Academy under Rahul Dravid's guidance and that, he believes, will help him while trying to so...
There are very few sharper brains than WV Raman: Azharuddin backs former India teammate | Cricket News – Times of India
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There are very few sharper brains than WV Raman: Azharuddin backs former India teammate | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Sunday threw his weight behind WV Raman, saying there are very few sharper brains around in cricket than the recently-removed women's national team coach. In a surprising move last week, former spinner Ramesh Powar replaced Raman as the Indian women's cricket team's head coach. While the move surprised many, Azharuddin too fully backed his former India teammate Raman, who has represented the country under the stylish Hyderabadi's captaincy. "WV Raman's knowledge of the game and coaching skills can be very useful for many. There are very few sharper brains than him and he has many years of experience. Hyderabad cricket association will do its best to engage him and draw immense benefit," Azharuddin tweeted. WV Raman‘s knowledge of th...
WV Raman alleges smear campaign against him | Cricket News – Times of India
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WV Raman alleges smear campaign against him | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Sacked as women's cricket team coach, WV Raman has alleged that a "smear campaign" against him has gained unwarranted traction and urged the BCCI president Sourav Ganguly to stop it. In a mail that has also been marked to National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid, Raman wrote it will be "extremely disconcerting" if his candidature was rejected due to reasons other than "my incompetency as a coach". In a surprising move, Raman was not retained as the head coach of the senior women's team by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which picked Ramesh Powar for the top job. It was under Raman that Indian team cherished a runner-up finish at the women's T20 World Cup last year. "I presume you might have been told different views about my style of functioning and work ethic. Whether...
Prima donna culture of Indian women’s team needs to end: WV Raman’s letter to Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India
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Prima donna culture of Indian women’s team needs to end: WV Raman’s letter to Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid | Cricket News – Times of India

WV Raman (TOI photo)NEW DELHI: Ousted Indian women's cricket team coach WV Raman has written to BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, alleging that there is a "prima donna culture" in the national team and it needs to change. In the mail that has also been marked to National Cricket Academy head Rahul Dravid, Raman has also offered to present a roadmap for women's cricket in the country, if asked. In a surprising move, the former India Test player was not retained as the head coach of the senior women's team by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) which picked Ramesh Powar for the top job. Raman's major achievements included a runners-up finish for the side at the women's T20 World Cup last year. "As far as I know, Raman has said that he has always 'believed in team being placed above everybod...
BCCI hopes for continuity with women’s coach after Ramesh Powar’s appointment | Cricket News – Times of India
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BCCI hopes for continuity with women’s coach after Ramesh Powar’s appointment | Cricket News – Times of India

(Photo credit: Ramesh Powar Twitter)NEW DELHI: Ramesh Powar’s appointment as the head coach of the Indian women’s team has ruffled a few feathers in Indian cricket. TOI has learned that a section of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) was happy with the way former coach WV Raman was handling the team. “Raman had taken the team to the T20 World Cup final last year. He was forming a strong core pool of players. That’s a good performance. The Indian men’s team has persisted with Ravi Shastri for years despite not winning an ICC trophy. But the men’s team has always looked like winning a trophy. Continuity is important and hope Powar gets a longer run,” a senior BCCI official told TOI. What has worried BCCI is the reports of players frequently falling out with coaches. Not just Raman, Powar too...